Senior Systems Administrator (S04737P)

University of Texas at Arlington
September 23, 2023
Offerd Salary:$82,000
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Posting Number S04737P

Position Title Senior Systems Administrator (S04737P) Department OIT Infrastructure Operations Location Arlington Job Family Information Technology Position Status Full-time Work Hours Variable Work Schedule

Participates in an on-call rotation for 24×7. Schedule is determined prior to working hours.

Open to External and Internal FLSA Salary Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience up to $82,000.00 Duration Funding expected to continue Pay Basis Monthly Benefits Eligible Yes Benefits at UTA

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Job Summary

The Systems Administrator III position will be responsible for assisting in the implementation, maintenance, and support relating to the University Cloud environment and on-premises virtual infrastructure. The position will assist in the general production support and maintenance, environment optimization, and monitoring of various functional areas for SLA/billing/reporting metrics. Furthermore, the position will also be responsible for providing support to the Infrastructure and Operations teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Office of Information Technology at UT Arlington provides premier solutions and support to our Maverick Community. We are a team of highly skilled professionals who approach our work with pride, respect and a shared sense of community.

  • Conduct functional and connectivity testing to ensure continuing operability.
  • Comply with organization systems administration standard operating procedures.
  • Monitor and maintain system/server configuration.
  • Maintain baseline system security according to organizational policies.
  • Perform repairs on faulty system/server hardware.
  • Install, update, and troubleshoot systems/servers
  • Manage accounts, network rights, and access to systems and equipment.
  • Conduct periodic system maintenance including cleaning (both physically and electronically), disk checks, routine reboots, data dumps, and testing.
  • Develop and document systems administration standard operating procedures.
  • Manage system/server resources including performance, capacity, availability, serviceability, and recoverability.
  • Plan, execute, and verify data redundancy and system recovery procedures.
  • Check system hardware availability, functionality, integrity, and efficiency.
  • Diagnose faulty system/server hardware.
  • Troubleshoot hardware/software interface and interoperability problems.
  • Implement and enforce local network usage policies and procedures.
  • Oversee installation, implementation, configuration, and support of system components.
  • Provide ongoing optimization and problem-solving support.
  • Key Responsibilities and Performance Standards:

  • All Information Technology staff – regardless of their unique position – are expected to perform their assigned duties in a manner consistent with professional standards, with full awareness of responsibilities toward managing personal and institutional data, with priority regard to delivering customer service, with an understanding of the 24/7 nature of IT and the responsibilities that creates for them as individuals, and in a constructive and effective collaboration with colleagues.
  • Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or other related field; or equivalent mixture of work experience.
  • Five (5) years of recent full-time System Administration experience or equivalent combination of work experience and education.
  • AZ-305: Designing Microsoft Azure Enterprise Solutions or equivalent certification.
  • Don't meet every single qualification exactly?

  • At our organization, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role and think your past experience may not align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles!
  • Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in information technology or related filed.
  • Certifications addressing common types of attacks, contingency planning, critical security controls, concepts, crypto fundamentals, defense-in- depth, DNS, firewalls, honeypots, ICMP, incident handling fundamentals, network fundamentals, risk management, securing server services, TCP, UDP, virtual private networks.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to accurately define incidents, problems, and events in the trouble ticketing system.
  • Ability to monitor measures or indicators of system performance and availability.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with others.
  • Ability to function effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to operate common network tools (e.g., ping, traceroute, nslookup).
  • Ability to develop, update, and/or maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Ability to apply cybersecurity and privacy principles to organizational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, non-repudiation).
  • Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies.
  • Knowledge of measures or indicators of system performance and availability.
  • Knowledge of performance tuning tools and techniques.
  • Knowledge of server and client operating systems.
  • Knowledge of systems administration concepts.
  • Knowledge of organizational information technology (IT) user security policies (e.g., account creation, password rules, access control).
  • Knowledge of system administration, network, and operating system hardening techniques.
  • Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).
  • Knowledge of the enterprise information technology (IT) architecture.
  • Knowledge of systems engineering theories, concepts, and methods.
  • Skill in interfacing with customers.
  • Skill in troubleshooting failed system components (i.e., servers)
  • Skill in identifying and anticipating system/server performance, availability, capacity, or configuration problems.
  • Skill in conducting system/server planning, management, and maintenance.
  • Skill in correcting physical and technical problems that impact system/server performance.
  • Skill in installing system and component upgrades. (i.e., servers, appliances, network devices).
  • Skill in monitoring and optimizing system/server performance.
  • Skill in recovering failed systems/servers. (e.g., recovery software, failover clusters, replication, etc.).
  • Skill in operating system administration. (e.g., account maintenance, data backups, maintain system performance, install and configure new hardware/software).
  • Working Conditions Special Conditions for Eligibility

    Other Requirements for Eligibility:

  • Applicants for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following will result in being disqualified for this position: Felony Convictions, Felony Deferred Adjudication, Class A Misdemeanor Conviction, Class B Misdemeanor Convictions in the last 10 years, Class A Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication, Class B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication in the last 10 years, an Open Arrest for Any Criminal Offense (Felony or Misdemeanor), and ALL Family Violence Convictions regardless of class.
  • This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Non-U.S. persons selected must meet eligibility requirements for access to export-restricted information, The ITAR/EAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
  • Applicants will adhere to the University's principles of community, this means that they will share mutual respect for their peers, faculty and students. The applicant will provide constructive communication to enhance the mutual respect that is shared between employees. UTA fosters a supportive environment and the applicants will be expected to uphold these values and work collaboratively with other members of the University
  • Working Title Systems Administrator III CBC Requirement

    It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

    EEO Statement

    It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University's compliance with this policy.

    ADA Accommodations

    The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email [email protected].

    Posting Detail Information

    Number of Vacancies 1

    Desired Start Date Open Date Review Start Date Open Until Filled Minimum Number of References Required 3 Maximum Number of References Accepted Special Instructions to Applicants

    Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.

    Requirement Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • What is the highest degree you have attained? (Please specify in your resume)
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree or higher
  • None of the above
  • Number os years of experience with system administration (Windows or Linux)
  • 0 - 2
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 7
  • 7+
  • Do you have any of Azure / AWS or GCP entry level certifications that relate to infrastructure and operations?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have experience with daily administration of an enterprise backup and recovery solution?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume or CV
  • Cover/Interest Letter
  • Optional Documents

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